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February 03, 2021 4 min read

As more people become educated about the benefits of natural and organic products to maintain their own health and well-being, the demand for these types of products has grown to new heights. People want to use natural remedies to treat any underlying physical or mental symptoms in order to bounce back and live more fulfilling lives.

This growing confidence in organic products has seen a rise in the consumption of chaga mushrooms. Once chaga mushrooms are ground into a fine powder, it’s added into any hot beverage and consumed at a leisurely pace.

That’s a high-level overview of the ease and convenience of using chaga mushroom powder. But how do you prepare it so it’s ready for consumption, and what’s the right dosage and frequency to keep to a healthy schedule? Let’s look into some of that.


First off...what is chaga mushroom powder?

Chaga is a fungus that’s naturally grown in certain types of birch mushrooms. Natural habitats for chaga are cold, arctic or subarctic climates, such as northern Canada, Russia, or the Scandinavian countries in Europe.

Chaga mushrooms are rooted in birch trees, and are referred to in their natural habitats as conks. Once they’re plucked from their roots, they can be taken home to be cleaned and prepared to be ground up into powder. A simple yet sturdy hand grinder can break down the tough exterior of the chaga mushrooms and transform it into a fine powder for healthy consumption.

Of course, you can save yourself the trouble of manually grinding up the powder by purchasing pre-packaged chaga powder from a certified vendor. You can simply place your order, input your shipping address, and begin work to improve your immune system once it arrives.


When to take chaga mushrooms...and when not

As mentioned above, chaga mushroom powder is most often consumed in a hot beverage. People may choose to add chaga into a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, while others will add it to a hot cup of water with a light squeeze of lemon for flavour. Since a morning cup of coffee or tea is a regular routine for most people, this is the optimal time to make chaga part of your daily routine.

As an organic substance, chaga is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other natural supplements that will improve the body’s immune system. Medicinal experts believe that chaga has the ability to reduce blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and even combat various strands of cancer. It’s even suspected of preventing excessive inflammation in the body when healing from a skin wound or laceration. For all of the reasons, chaga mushroom powder is in high demand.

However, even though it is a natural remedy, it’s best to manage the daily intake of chaga mushroom powder. As a dried fungus, there’s a toughness to chaga, even in powder form, that can put excessive strain on your digestive system. The hot liquid from tea, coffee, or other beverages helps dissolve the tougher compounds of chaga so that the body can process it much faster and easier.


Chaga mushroom medicinal uses

Chaga has been a regular staple of East Asian cultural medicine dating back centuries, and growing demand for organic remedies in the western world has brought traditions from the far east to the wild west. Yet, to date, there have been few clinical trials that scientifically test chaga mushrooms and their natural health benefits.

Of the few trials that have been administered, the tests have primarily involved chaga mushroom powder and mice. In one of the trials, doctors tested how chaga could enhance the inflammatory capabilities of interleukin 6 (IL-6), which is theorized to assist in the recovery of white blood cells within the body.

Over a 24-day period, scientists monitored how rising amounts of chaga extract within the mice influenced IL-6 and white blood cell counts. The data at the end of the trial indicated there was a significant increase in white blood cell counts that, in turn, improved the immune system within those mice selected for the trial.


Best time to take chaga mushroom

As we’ve stated, many chaga users will add the powder into a hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s common for many people to have that hot cup first thing in the morning in order to kickstart the day. This is an optimal time to take chaga as it will offer a healthy boost of energy to prepare for the busy day ahead. A small teaspoon of chaga powder can go a long way towards improving your overall health.

Ideally, you’ll consume anywhere between one to three cups of chaga-enhanced tea/coffee per day. Have that first cup early in the morning, and then let your regular tea or coffee routine dictate how you consume more chaga. Some people have an additional cup in the morning, while others wait until the afternoon for a midday pick-me-up.

Your own biological factors will help determine the optimal amount of chaga to consume, and at what point in the day you should take it. People who have larger body masses, typically, have stronger digestive systems, and are therefore more capable of digesting higher quantities of chaga than people with smaller body masses.

When you first start taking chaga, start off small to test how it affects your body’s health. Also, speak with your doctor for medical advice on an ideal dosage and frequency to make chaga part of your regular routine. Your doctor will know the details of your medical history and will recommend the best amount of chaga for your specific needs.


Final thoughts

Chaga mushroom powder is natural, organic, and very straightforward when it comes to making it part of your regular diet. Chaga helps fight inflammation and lower blood sugar, providing a useful boost to your body’s immune system. When purchased from trusted vendors, who ensure chaga products contain only scientifically proven super ingredients, you can easily add chaga to any hot beverage for easy consumption.

If you’re thinking about making chaga a part of your regular routine, remember to speak with your doctor about your intentions. While chaga mushroom powder is perfectly safe, it can react with certain medications that you might be taking, potentially disrupting the effects of those treatments. Your doctor will be able to advise you on whether you can expect such an effect.

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